Bachelor of Arts: Theology
Are you interested in a degree that puts into perspective how religion influences or is influenced by the rest of the world? Are you looking for coursework exploring the present and past influence of theology on the world?
If these questions interest you, then the Theology program at Concordia University Chicago may be the right degree track for you. We offer the opportunity to study with theological scholars in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod context.
Our bachelor of arts degree in theology is a broad-basis baccalaureate program that prepares students as future teachers, satisfies career options, and is excellent preparation for students interested in continuing their education at the graduate level. Our courses offer in-depth studies in areas such as biblical studies, systematic theology, historical theology, Christian education and Christianity in society.
General Course Information
Theology coursework begins with introductory coursework to the Old Testament, the New Testament and Lutheran theology. You will also take courses on Christian life, the Church and its ministry and world religions, as well as a senior seminar in theology.
You will be required to take a course in each of the categories focusing on theological studies: biblical studies, doctrine, history of Christianity and religious education (practical theology). In these categories you can choose from courses such as Survey of Church History, History of Israel, Wisdom Writings, the Four Gospels and more.
A theology minor is a great complement to the many programs we offer including philosophy, history, theatre, communication and political science.
For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog pages.
CUC offers the opportunity to explore vast resources in theology and liberal arts, including neighboring universities, seminaries, libraries and museums. Opportunities for cultural enrichment, parish service and fieldwork are plentiful. We encourage our theological languages students to apply their knowledge to the world around them. An array of internship and service possibilities in the Chicago area equip you with the tools needed to be effective in your future endeavors.
Depending on your interests, you may choose to concentrate or minor in theology as part of your education path. Or you may decide to pursue a career as a leader within the religious community, such as pastor/minister, clergy member, music minister, youth minister or fundraiser. Outside of the church there are additional career opportunities that prepare you for pre-professional studies.